Dr. Laura Flores Shaw is the lead editor, writer, and founder of White Paper Press, an education company focused on increasing the scientific knowledge of educators and parents. She received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where she is also an adjunct professor, specializing in mind, brain, and teaching. Previously, Dr. Shaw briefly worked as a family systems therapist in the public-school system where she realized her desire to work on the prevention rather than intervention side of mental health. That led her to revive a failing Montessori school where she created environments that allow children to flourish. In 2014, she left school administration to focus on her research, which explores pedagogical constructs in practice and how teachers’ knowledge of such constructs influences their teacher efficacy beliefs and, hence, their behaviors with students. Dr. Shaw also seeks to align the education field with the research on sensorimotor development, as it is intertwined with the development of cognition and executive functions.